Italy sincerely backs the Republic of Macedonia on its road to EU and NATO. Macedonia deserves positive European Commission report and a recommendation for start of EU membership talks. The country also deserves to become a member of the European Union, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stated after meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski on Wednesday in Rome.
Both interlocutors discussed ways to boost the scope of bilateral trade exchange and the presence of Italian investors in Macedonia, pledging to make personal efforts despite the engagement of ministers.
Gruevski and Berlusconi at their two-hour meeting and working lunch concurred that both countries were nourishing excellent political relations and vowed to further advance them.